If iconic national parks, jaw-dropping natural wonders, and expansive rugged landscapes appeal to you, you may want to consider a trip to South Dakota. Nicknamed the Mount Rushmore State for its famous mountain sculpture, this midwestern gem is filled to the brim with interesting museums and unique historic sites.
With so much adventure awaiting, you’ll need to find a cozy accommodation to rest your head. Read on for a list of the best Airbnbs in South Dakota, created to help you with your search for the best place to stay. To ensure that you’re getting a top-notch accommodation, we’ve made sure that all of the rentals listed are hosted by Airbnb superhosts – rental owners with a track record of providing outstanding hospitality.
Artistic Mid-Century Home
Our first house for rent in South Dakota offers a super stylish stay with modern amenities and a ton of natural light.
Bright and spacious, the magazine-worthy interior boasts massive windows, exposed wooden beams, and stylish green accents in the form of throw pillows, chairs, and indoor plants. Guests have access to a modern full kitchen, a formal dining room with a hand-painted mural, and a comfy living room with a wall-mounted TV and an indoor fireplace. The best feature of the home is the spacious solarium, which is perfect for relaxing, reading, or just soaking up the sun. The rental comes with two large bedrooms with queen-size beds and one full bathroom with a walk-in shower and soothing air jets. The living room sofa makes another great place to crash, and your host can provide an additional air mattress for a maximum of seven guests. Additional amenities include Wi-Fi, a vintage record player, air-conditioning, and a private balcony.
This beautiful Airbnb in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is just a few minutes away from downtown and right around the corner from McKennan Park. The rental encompasses the top floor of a two-family home and offers a completely private stay, with the only shared space being the yard.
Mountain Lodge on a Private Estate
You’d be hard-pressed to find a South Dakota Airbnb on a nicer property than this private 200-acre estate bordering Black Hills National Forest.
Ideal for large groups of up to 10 guests, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home is a great option for large families and guests traveling with small children. In addition to the main living room, there is a downstairs movie room with a 50-inch HDTV and a recreation area with a pool table. Guests can make and enjoy meals in the eat-in kitchen complete with new appliances and wooden cabinetry. There is no Wi-Fi in the home, making this the perfect place to unplug and unwind, and convenient amenities such as a dishwasher and a washer and dryer make the space suitable for longer stays.
The rental comes with plenty of private outdoor space surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Outdoor amenities include a large elevated deck with a dining table and a grill, a covered lower terrace with a hot tub and a hammock, and a private firepit in the yard.
Modern and Stylish Home in the Black Hills
Appointed with Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, a separate laundry room, and a dishwasher, this pet-friendly house rental in Rapid City, South Dakota, makes an ultra-comfortable home away from home.
Guests have exclusive access to the entire house, which includes two bedrooms with queen-size beds, and two full bathrooms. The open-concept living area is modern and stylish and comes with plenty of space to relax, cook, and enjoy a meal with the family. Sliding glass doors next to the kitchen open onto a covered back porch with a grill and a newly installed hot tub.
Rapid City is one of the most popular locations in the state and one of the best cities for winter sports and outdoor activities. Located near the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, this rental is also in a convenient spot for exploring historic sites and museums.
Secluded Mountain Chalet
Situated on 10 private acres next to the Black Hills National Forest, this modern cabin for rent in South Dakota boasts a rustic style with luxurious touches.
The gorgeous mountain home was recently constructed in 2018 and offers brand-new appliances and a covered patio with a luxurious hot tub. The focal point of the home is the gorgeous living room and its 16-foot windows and stone pillar fireplace. Cow-print furnishings, nature-themed artwork, and taxidermy wall art mimic the home’s gorgeous mountain setting, and the chic full kitchen offers a lengthy breakfast bar and a wooden dining table. Up to eight guests can stay in the cabin, which comes with 2.5 bathrooms, two bedrooms with queen-size beds, one bedroom with bunk beds, and a sofa bed in the living room. Although there is no Wi-Fi in the cabin, there is cable TV.
Feel free to explore the entire property and its incredible hiking trails, lush forest, and gorgeous rolling hills. There are no neighbors visible from the cabin, and if you’re visiting during the winter, the ski slopes of Terry Peak are just 15 minutes away.
Micro-Cabin in Pheasant Country
Enjoy tiny home living at its finest with this luxurious trailer Airbnb in South Dakota.
Ideal for a solo traveler or a couple, the renovated studio space features a queen-size bed nestled in the corner and surrounded by three glass walls that bring the outside in. There is also a TV visible from the bed, a modern kitchenette, a two-person dining table, and a full bathroom with a stall shower. This incredible rental offers a simple and cozy experience that is fully equipped with modern comforts and essential facilities. Although the space is certainly tiny, the large windows and wide-open scenery make it feel very expansive. Feel free to bring your pets and enjoy world-class hunting on the surrounding land.
Get ready to experience the relaxing atmosphere of a remote rental in the middle of nowhere. Set on 640 acres of private land and surrounded by nothing but nature, the trailer also offers a front porch with a couple of lounge chairs for enjoying the gorgeous scenery.
Black Hills Bunkhouse
This rustic South Dakota Airbnb is set on a working horse ranch in a lightly populated neighborhood just outside of Hot Springs.
Hand built from traditional logs, the cabin boasts a classic style with Western-themed décor and antique furnishings. Furnished with one queen-size bed and one set of bunk beds, the studio space can accommodate up to four guests and is ideal for a small family with two children. The cabin also comes with a private full bathroom and a modern kitchenette with granite countertops and a wooden dining table. Guests traveling with horses and pets are welcome, and the ranch offers some incredible natural scenery including fields filled with wildflowers and starry night skies.
Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park, and Angostura State Park and Lake can all be found just a few miles away along with the urban attractions and local eateries in Hot Springs.
Related: 15 Best Cabin Rentals in the Black Hills, SD
Modern A-Frame Cabin in Lead
Whether you’re visiting in the dead of winter, the heat of summer, or anytime in between, this luxurious cabin is one of the best Airbnbs in South Dakota for outdoor adventurers.
With two full bathrooms, three bedrooms, and four queen-size beds, the spacious two-story cabin is suitable for large groups of up to eight people. The interior is rustic and chic with dark wood finishes, black and gray accents, dazzling skylights, and a full wall of windows. The main floor boasts a cozy living room with a brown leather sectional and a wall-mounted TV as well as an open kitchen with a granite dining table. This one-of-a-kind cabin rental in South Dakota even offers a private patio with a hot tub and a cozy firepit area surrounded by Adirondack chairs. Additional modern amenities include high-speed Wi-Fi, an indoor fireplace, a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer.
The city of Lead is nestled in the Northern Black Hills and offers an endless selection of outdoor activities and unique sites and museums related to its interesting mining history.
Creekside Cabin in Custer
Another great option for a secluded stay in nature is this ultra-modern cabin in the middle of the Black Hills.
The interior features a stunning open floor plan with high-end furnishings, massive windows, and eye-catching black beams. Glass doors make the space bright and airy and lead out to a private patio elevated among the trees. Hanging light fixtures create a fun atmosphere in the full kitchen and the dining area, and the spacious living room is warm and cozy with gorgeous orange chairs and a bohemian-style rug. The cabin is family-friendly and can accommodate up to six guests with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The space is also appointed with an impressive selection of modern amenities, including Wi-Fi, TV, and a washer and dryer.
Located near Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and Custer State Park, this beautiful Airbnb in South Dakota makes a convenient home base for all kinds of adventure. The property’s soothing stream is a very pleasant addition to the beautiful natural scenery, and the cozy firepit out front is the perfect place to stargaze after sundown.
Green Mountain Cabin
Set in a small mountain town in the Boxelder Creek Valley, this cozy cabin is one of the best South Dakota Airbnbs for a relaxing retreat with easy access to major Black Hills attractions.
Originally built in the 1910s, the rustic abode offers cathedral ceilings and a stone fireplace along with a slew of new amenities like Wi-Fi, TV, and air-conditioning. With two full bathrooms, two bedrooms, two queen-size beds, and one set of bunk beds, the cabin can easily sleep up to six guests and welcomes families with young children. There is also a well-equipped full kitchen, a cozy main-floor living room, and a second living area in the lofted lounge. Step outside to enjoy the cabin’s private porch or take off hiking directly from the property.
Mountain and valley views await at this incredible cabin surrounded by miles of greenery. With golf courses, restaurants, and creeks nearby, guests will have plenty of opportunities for fishing, skiing, and birding. There is truly something for everything in this abundant part of South Dakota.
Coyote Ridge Lodge
Originally constructed in the 1970s, this handbuilt Airbnb in South Dakota offers a one-of-a-kind stay on 10 acres of ponderosa forest.
The rustic cabin has been fully updated to include comfortable modern amenities such as Wi-Fi, a Smart TV, and a washer and dryer. The interior is rugged and weathered but absolutely gorgeous with unique walnut flooring and bay windows. The large living room is furnished with a queen-size bed and a futon and doubles as a second bedroom, and the lofted sleeping area offers another queen-size bed. There are also 1.5 bathrooms, a corner kitchen, and a convenient desk space. If you’re interested in this rental but you need some more space or privacy, there is a bunkhouse on the property that sleeps four more people and is available to rent in conjunction with the main cabin. Together, the cabin and the bunkhouse can sleep up to 10 guests.
Almost every outdoor activity you could possibly imagine can be found somewhere on or around the property, and the tasty eateries and convenient shops of Spearfish are just a few minutes away. Black Hills National Forest is also within walking distance of the cabin, and there are endless entertainment options in the nearby town of Deadwood.
Black Hills Glamping
This tent Airbnb in Rapid City, South Dakota, offers a rustic glamping experience for solo travelers, adventurous couples, and small groups of up to four people.
The tent is elevated on a wooden platform and offers an attached deck that overlooks the forested mountainside. Furnished with a luxurious queen-size bed and a full-size mattress, the space is private and cozy. Both ends of the tent open up to allow the cool mountain breeze to flow through the space, and the deck fireplace will keep you nice and warm on chilly nights. There is also a wood-fired stove for making coffee and basic camping meals, and guests have access to a private outhouse located 20 feet away from the tent, which includes a sink and a heated shower. Near your parking spot, you’ll find a relaxing hammock and a picnic table along with a gas grill and a convenient cooler.
Pets are welcome to join you in this short-term rental in South Dakota, which is surrounded by a ton of great hiking trails.
Farm Barn Loft
For a comfy vacation rental in South Dakota with a unique rural setting and an abundance of farm animals, check out this modern barn loft.
The private rental offers one bedroom with a full-size bed and one full bathroom. Additional sleeping arrangements include two couches and an air mattress, making the loft suitable for up to six guests. The interior is modern and stylish with rustic accents like wood-planked ceilings and sliding barn doors. There is a small kitchenette with a minifridge, a coffee maker, and a microwave, and guests will be able to use the stove on the lower level of the barn upon request. Indoor entertainment options include a TV space and a bar area with a ping pong table, a pool table, and pinball machines.
Outside, guests are welcome to mingle with the goats, donkey, and alpaca and go hunting in the surrounding area. Lake Herman and Lake Madison are also nearby, and your hosts are happy to provide a carrier in case you’d like to bring your dog.
Historic Cottage in Rapid City
This historic vacation home for rent in South Dakota boasts a convenient location in a charming and walkable neighborhood.
Recently renovated, the historic cottage was built in 1917 and offers a gorgeous interior with soaring ceilings, white walls, blue accents, and rustic details like exposed beams and a brick pillar. With three bedrooms, two queen-size beds, and four single beds, the home can sleep up to eight guests. There are also two full bathrooms in the cottage, one of which offers a luxurious steam shower and heated floors. Additional modern amenities include Wi-Fi, TV, laundry facilities, complimentary breakfast, and a great selection of baby gear and children’s toys for guests traveling with young kids. There are several local restaurants nearby, and the cottage offers a fully stocked kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, in case you prefer to cook your meals at home. Guests can enjoy meals inside at the dining table or in the fresh air at the picnic table.
Outside, you’ll find a private backyard with a covered patio and a natural gas firepit, which is accessible by a set of French doors in one of the bedrooms. Located within walking distance of downtown Rapid City, this South Dakota Airbnb offers easy access to endless activities.
Squirrel Hill Cabin
Nearing the end of our list is an Airbnb in South Dakota with a ton of private outdoor space and a great selection of luxurious amenities.
Large groups of friends and family will find that this modern cabin is incredibly spacious and well equipped. There are three traditional bedrooms furnished with one king-size bed and two queen-size beds as well as two traditional full bathrooms. The third bedroom can be found in a separate bunkhouse connected by a deck and offers two queen-size beds and its own full bathroom. The full kitchen is very impressive, with high-end appliances and a quaint bay window, and the cabin comes with a formal dining room fit for the entire group. There is also a fun game room with a huge selection of indoor entertainment options, including a foosball table, a dart board, an air hockey table, a Smart TV, and more.
Situated on three private acres in the Black Hills, Squirrel Hill Cabin comes with a vast plot of land to explore. In the backyard, you’ll find a charming gazebo nestled in the trees, a gorgeous wooden picnic table that can seat up to 10 guests, a relaxing hammock, a propane firepit, and a children’s playset. There are also multiple decks all around the home, one of which comes with a brand-new hot tub and is lit up by the glimmer of string lights.
Quaint Escape With Luxurious Amenities
The last South Dakota Airbnb on our list is another luxurious rental with a convenient location and hotel-style amenities.
Up to seven guests can sleep comfortably in the four-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin, which also comes with a full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a dishwasher. The main living room can be found upstairs with a large dining table, a stone fireplace, a piano, and grand windows that provide incredible views. The second living room is on the lower level of the cabin and offers a wet bar, a giant projector screen, and a ping pong table. The high-speed Wi-Fi and separate office make this a great choice for travelers who would like to get some work done during their trip, and the in-unit washer and dryer make it ideal for longer stays.
Outside, you’ll find a brand-new jetted hot tub and a large wrap-around deck complete with patio furniture. Nestled on six acres of private land in the Black Hills, the cabin offers breathtaking cliffside views and is only about 10 minutes away from the urban attractions of downtown Rapid City.
No matter what you have planned for your upcoming trip, you can’t go wrong resting your head in one of the best Airbnb rentals in South Dakota.
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